The essay contest was a part of the Toshiba International Foundation’s ’30-year Milestone Summit in Tokyo Project’.

The Toshiba International Foundation (TIFO) marked the 30th anniversary of its establishment on April 11, 2019. On this occasion, TIFO celebrated the invaluable network of people and its partnerships with distinguished organizations worldwide in the field of Japanese Studies which was built up over the last three decades.

As part of its global network, TIFO has established a strong and sustainable relationship with the European Association of Japanese Studies, built on mutual trust, and aimed at promoting and supporting the next generations of scholars in Japanese studies.

In the context of the ’30-year Milestone Summit in Tokyo Project’, TIFO has invited contributions to an essay contest in 2019. Below please find the names of the essay contest winners as well as their contributions.